About the Procedure
A facelift with Dr. Shah can take a decade off your face. The procedure will remove loose skin on your face and neck, tighten underlying muscle and tissue, and remove excess fat. The result is a face that looks 10 to 15 years younger.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift, clinically known as rhytidectomy, rejuvenates the mid-to-lower face and neck. Generally, most over the age of 45 could benefit from this procedure.
At Signature Plastic Surgery, we offer various facelift procedures in Las Vegas and Henderson that can reduce these signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening the underlying muscles and re-draping the skin around the neck and face.
Who is a good candidate for a facelift?
If you have these characteristics, a facelift with Dr. Shah could be a good procedure:
- Mid-face sagging
- Deep nasolabial folds
- Fatty, loose areas below your cheekbones
- Deep creases under your eyes
- Banding, fatty tissue, and loose skin on your neck
What Types Of Facelift Procedures Are There?
The facelift is one of the oldest cosmetic procedures, practiced in one form or another since early in the last century. Most of those procedures would now be known as “traditional” or “full” facelifts. But with the addition of endoscopes and advanced techniques, Dr. Shah can utilize a variety of different methods depending on your particular needs. This includes the following:
- Traditional Facelift
- Limited- Incision Facelift
- Mini Facelift
- Face & Neck lift with Liposuction
Full Facelift Procedure
A full facelift aims to rejuvenate the face, jowls, and neck. This procedure involves the largest degree of lifting and repositioning of the muscles and other involved tissues. Fat is mostly repositioned by Dr. Shah to avoid the patient having a hollow look afterward. Excess skin is trimmed before being re-draped.
As you would expect, this focuses on the middle of the face, particularly the cheeks. Mid-facelifts can reduce puffiness under the eyes, correct nasolabial folds, and improve the definition of the cheeks. During this procedure, Dr. Shah usually makes small incisions in the lower eyelids or the mouth.
Limited-Incision Facelift Procedure
A limited-incision facelift can be a good option when a patient doesn’t have as much sagging. This procedure provides limited rejuvenation around the eyes and mouth, including nasolabial folds and other deep creases. Shorter incisions are made at the temples, around the ears, and possibly in the lower eyelids and/or under the upper lip.
Facelift Before and After Photo
Mini facelift procedure is an ideal procedure for those patients who have mild jowling and sagging skin of the face. This is a great procedure where an incision will be placed in front of the ear along the hairline. Through these incisions, deep muscles around the cheeks are lifted and tightened. It also helps to tighten the skin and rejuvenate the lower face to give a younger-looking appearance. This is a procedure where a plastic surgeon can perform a less invasive technique to tighten deep facial tissues through a shorter incision and it can be performed under local anesthesia in the office.
Face and Neck lift with Liposuction
A traditional facelift will address moderate to advanced aging around the mid-face and neck. Along with tightening the muscle, removing excess skin, liposuction of the neck is performed. Therefore, the results are more dramatic. Recovery is a little longer than a mini facelift. Similar to incisions for a mini facelift they start anteriorly and progress posterior to the ear and located just behind the hairline hidden in the natural folds. A board-certified plastic surgeon can reposition the deeper tissues beneath the skin and remove excess skin to smooth creases, and remove fat with liposuction of the submental region, eliminate jowling and sagging skin under the chin, and restore a naturally youthful contour to the face and neck.
What is Facelift Recovery like?
Facelifts are not typically “easy” recovery. This is because so much tissue is lifted and repositioned, and this causes tissue trauma, swelling, and bruising. After your surgery, your face will be wrapped in bandages and drainage tubes will probably be in place. The first few days are the most difficult, but then you will feel better quickly. You’ll have to sleep with your head elevated for at least the first week and not on your face. Your skin on the face and neck will feel tight initially. After the pain subsides, you will likely have numbness in some areas. This is normal and is a result of the facial nerves adjusting to your re-draped skin. Most patients can return to work by the third week after surgery.
Procedures performed with a facelift
In conjunction with a facelift, browlift and eyelid surgery might be performed to help rejuvenate aging, “tired” looking eyes. Also, fat transfer and fillers can help with loss of volume on the face. After recovering from your procedure you may perform skin treatments such as the following to help improve the texture and quality of the skin.
What our patients have to say
"Dr. Shah and his staff are awesome! Very caring & Dr takes time explaining the procedure. I definitely recommend him." - Jean C.
How long will my facelift results last?
Your results will show themselves more and more as your swelling decreases. Still, full results may not be seen for a few months, as swelling can come and go, especially later in the day.
As for your results, they are long-lasting. It’s important to remember that your skin and underlying tissues will continue to age. Many patients have a smaller procedure again in 5 to 10 years to update results.